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Watershed Conditions Statement (Safety Bulletin)

Posted: April 13, 2018

Watershed Conditions Statement



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Message Number: 2018.1.2                

 Issued at:   Friday, April 13, 2018  9:00 am                              

 Issued by:   SVCA Flood Forecast Centre


 To:      Watershed Media

             Watershed Municipalities and Counties

            SVCA Members


Total precipitation amounts of up to 85 mm are forecast for the Watershed from Friday to Monday. Precipitation is expected to fall as a mix of rain and freezing rain.  This will increase water levels and may create localized flooding in low-lying areas as ground conditions are already saturated.

The snowpack is depleted in most areas, but small amounts of snow remain in some wooded and sheltered areas.  There is no river ice present, so ice jams are not a concern.  No major flooding is expected.

For safety reasons, the public is advised to stay well away from rivers and streams. River banks can be wet and slippery, and water temperatures are still very cold.

Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority staff will continue to monitor Watershed river flow and weather conditions. This message is in effect until 4:30 pm Tuesday, April 17, 2018 unless a further message is issued.

- End of message -


Contact: Shannon Wood                                                         

Confirmation of receipt of this message: not required                                                                            


Types of Flood Messages                                                                                            

Watershed Conditions Statement is issued when general Watershed conditions indicate high runoff potential that could lead to flooding and to remind the public that rivers, streams, and ponds may pose a safety risk.


Flood Watch message is issued when the potential for generalized flooding exists throughout the Watershed or identified for specific municipalities.                                                                  

Flood Warning message is issued after a forecast has been made and applies to specific flood damage centres where significant flooding is definitely possible.



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